What to Eat in France: If you’re looking for the best and most traditional French food on your next visit to France, be sure to check out this tasty list!
What to Eat in France
One of the most wonderful benefits of visiting France is being able to enjoy all of the amazing delicacies the country has to offer! You’ll have to throw your diet out the window when you visit France because carbs, meat, and sugar will be on the menu during your trip!
Traditional French food has a long history and has been infused in almost all cuisine around the world from Moroccan to Vietnamese! And it’s famous for a reason…it’s absolutely delicious!
Don’t miss these amazing French dishes during your time in France
1. Fresh Bread from the Boulangerie
There is possibly nothing more French than bread! The art of bread making dates back thousands of years, and I guess maybe that’s how long it takes to perfect bread because they’ve definitely got it figured out! To try the best fresh bread in France, walk into a busy boulangerie and ask for the freshest bread they have. You won’t be disappointed.
Perhaps the second most famous French food, cheese is a large part of life in France. There are hundreds of different types of French cheeses. They are amazing and so affordable!
These famous little cookies are light and sweet and found all over France. They are found in all sorts of unique flavors. Try them from Ladurée where they were first invented.
These thin, flat pancakes are a staple of French cuisine and can be filled with either sweet or savory treats. You can find them on the streets of Paris or in upscale restaurants. It’s one of the classic French dishes that can’t be skipped during your trip.
This popular French food is a donut-like pastry filled with all sorts of delicious creams and jellies!
You will see chocolate shops all over France and the displays change throughout the year to match the holidays. French chocolate is decadent and delicious.
These buttery pastries are another of my favorite French snacks. They are best eaten hot and fresh out of the oven. I also love pain au chocolate, which is basically a croissant with a bit of chocolate in the middle.
Probably one of my favorite French meals is Sole Meunière, a light white fish cooked in lemon and butter that will make your mouth water. The fish dishes in France, or poisson, are all amazing.
9. Croque Monsieur
These sandwiches are a great lunch on the go. Filled with ham and cheese, they are then sprinkled with cheese on the outside and toasted or grilled.
A trip to France would not be complete without trying escargot, or snails. Usually cooked in lemon and butter, the taste is delicious, even if the texture is not your thing.
Whatever you eat in France, you will not be disappointed. French food is my comfort food and my happy place. Possibly because of all the cheese and bread involved, but honestly it makes smile every time I eat it. Don’t stress too much about all the car loading you’ll be doing during your trip. Almost every meal is served with a side salad or a side of vegetables (albeit cooked it butter) and you will be doing plenty of walking!